Keith Welsh

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.​

I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. ​During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016.

In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Expats , First Responder Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW014672 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LCSW #Q1-0011919 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Did my first EMDR session with Keith today. I am very confident he will get me back to where I want to be in life

Written by A.S. on May 22, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’m still new to Better Help and Keith but so far I can’t complain. He gives me the best advice and guidance he thinks is suitable for a situation or problem.

Written by A.P. on May 02, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

He is a very very good therapist not one time have you let me down he has always responded to my messenger even if it meant on a weekend he has celebrated with me some of my personal successes I was able to share with him about family, fears , and aspirations he's not just a therapist he's a friend

Written by J.E. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Keith is very responsive, knowledgeable, and supportive.

Written by G.R. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keith continues to be supportive and creative and most importantly hopeful for my healing. I appreciate his guidance but also flexibility in our sessions.

Written by K.I. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Keith has been an absolutely amazing counselor to rely on. He really helps me sort out the things I need to discuss and always offers me the most successful strategy to mend my concerns. He is reliable, honest, empathetic and a great listener. I enjoy the various ways he utilizes his knowledge to offer the best help in any situation. I truly appreciate all that he has done for me and has definitely brightened my future and I am actually excited to look forward to my future. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for me, Keith!

Written by D.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I very excited about my out come moving forward with Keith So I can live my purpose of what God Created me to be! Amen Thanks Better Health

Written by L.A. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

AmaZingly helpful

Written by C.H. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, and self esteem

Keith Welsh is a great therapist. My communication with him began with messaging, and then we started doing phone and video sessions. I felt comfortable talking to him immediately which was very important to me because the issues that I’m dealing with really require me to be open about some very personal and private things that have caused a lot of trauma in my life. I find Keith to be a very warm guy who is a great listener. He really shows empathy for my situation while at the same time offering great advice. I’d recommend him to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Working with Keith was great! Because of some financial issues I had a limited time I was able to afford BetterHelp and Keith suggested a perfect way to get maximum therapeutic value in that time. We were able to complete two EMDR sessions, both of which helped greatly with various aspects of my anxiety. Keith was always friendly, respectful, and insightful and I am very grateful for his help. I'm hoping once my job situation stabilizes I will be able to afford to sign up with BetterHelp again so I can continue working with him.

Written by A.N. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Keith has been incredibly helpful in helping me assess and approach my concerns with a variety of resources and avenues. I feel heard and supported and already feel the positive impact of our sessions.

Written by R.O. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks

After completing the workbook process, Keith has recommended reading articles which has helped me tremendously.
I’m looking forward to working more with Keith.

Written by J.O. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd

Keith is the epitome of professionalism. His polite demeanor and thorough avenues of approach allow for the individual to experience therapy on their terms. He truly does have his client's best interests at the front of his methods and it shows throughout his practice. His unique perspective as a veteran also provides much needed assistance to a severely under-served population.

I wholeheartedly recommend Keith as a therapist for any veteran searching for understanding and healing.

Written by E.M. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Keith has helped me so much! He understands my feelings and helps me in the best way possible to my situation. I highly recommend him to anyone!

Written by A.N. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is great

Written by M.I. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Well balanced listening and speaking.

Written by D.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

He is great!

Written by J.A. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keith has helped me and listened to me in a difficult time. I feel that he cares and understand which is very helpful to feel understood. He is a good person to work with.

Written by K.A. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have really benefited from sessions with Keith.

Written by G.R. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Keith is a great guy with a lot of expertise and knowledge. He is very easy to work with and presents many different options for how to go about therapy. I look forward to working with him more in the future and hope others will come to him for help as well.

Written by S.A. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Keith is fantastic, he continues to support me in the most appropriate way and I’m grateful for his support through a difficult time in my life

Written by C.H. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Keith Welsh is a great guy, super understanding and kind. He will go the extra mile to help you, he has been the single best help for my issues. Thanks again Keith, your a true healer.

Written by E.R. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Keith is extremely supportive and very attentive. When I stop making appointments he drops me a message, which is very motivating to continue working on myself. He helps me to see the underlying problems and walks me through them. I am very grateful for his support.

Written by B.E. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

It’s amazing how beneficial therapy is. The EMDR sessions with Keith have enabled me to reclaim my power and control over my own life. As a result of my work with Keith I went from too scared and anxious to leave the house with crippling panic, to being able to enjoy walks with my husband in the park, garden and we have even traveled by plane, and train. I’ve been able to leave some toxic relationships that weren’t serving me, and now feel equipped to not only face life but to enjoy the richness and fullness of it. I highly recommend Keith as a counselor and the EMDR sessions.

Written by S.H. on May 29, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Keith was very knowledgeable and experienced therapist. At first I was hesitant to open-up but as our sessions went on, I felt more comfortable and trusting in discussing my issues. He is very accommodating, patient and sincerely helpful in answering all my queries. I am extremely grateful that he guided and redirected me towards achieving my goals.

Written by M.A. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Keith is amazing!

Written by L.O. on Feb 24, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 6 days on issues concerning career difficulties

Keith is very patient and understanding. Recommend :)

Written by A.L. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Keith’s candidness and directness with me. I am pleased with how often I hear from him and really appreciate the impact he is trying to make on my life!

Written by D.I. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Keith Walsh is an exceptional counselor. He is prompt, professional, caring, and kind. He responds in a prompt manner and offers a variety of ways to receive counseling. I am also confident in his expertise and knowledge and his ability to competently help me with the issues I am having. I highly recommend him.